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Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-03-2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 15,764
Posted By amber913
First of all, thank you to all who wrote kind,...

First of all, thank you to all who wrote kind, thoughtful replies.
 
To the rest of you: I know sometimes it's hard to figure out exactly what a poster is asking, and even though i believe i was...
Forum: Natural Body Care   02-02-2011, 06:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,125
Posted By amber913
I would think that when it comes to differences...

I would think that when it comes to differences in oils (correct me if i'm wrong), it more has to do with how it feels on your skin, and i can imagine olive oil being harder to wash off--is it?  But...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-02-2011, 06:30 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 15,764
Posted By amber913
(I'm the OP)  I'm fascinated by the variety of...

(I'm the OP)  I'm fascinated by the variety of responses!  I can actually tell who's against public assistance for all but the most desperate and who's not.  And i have to say, you've made me...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-01-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 15,764
Posted By amber913
To clarify:  I have no shame in getting FS. ...

To clarify:  I have no shame in getting FS.  There are so many contributing factors in our financial situation that it's no use blaming anyone or anything.  In the end, this is where we've found...
Forum: The Mindful Home   02-01-2011, 11:10 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,543
Posted By amber913
If you're happy the way you're living, then...

If you're happy the way you're living, then that's all that matters. 
 
Different people have different ideas of "strapped".  I've had friends nearly in tears about how to pay rent, yet they go...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-01-2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 15,764
Posted By amber913
I need honest opinions.  I believe we make the...

I need honest opinions.  I believe we make the income requirements.  I applied, gathered and copied all the necessary paperwork to send in...then chickened out.  And this is why:
 
We have two...
Forum: Pets   01-21-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 730
Posted By amber913
I'm a Rottie owner, but i must say:  Keep your...

I'm a Rottie owner, but i must say:  Keep your kids away and CONTACT THE AUTHORITIES (that would be your local ASPCA, Humane League--whatever you have where you live).  That is no way to keep a dog,...
Forum: Natural Body Care   01-21-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,278
Posted By amber913
I have oily, acne-prone skin that gets flaky in...

I have oily, acne-prone skin that gets flaky in winter (best of both worlds, aren't i a lucky girl?), so i wash with a warm, wet wash cloth and slather on some organic aloe vera.  Oil cleansing...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-21-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By amber913
What age do you do this?  I have a 6-yo ds who's...

What age do you do this?  I have a 6-yo ds who's mature for his age, so i'm starting to think about it.
Forum: Pets   12-10-2010, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,994
Posted By amber913
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



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Forum: Pets   12-10-2010, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,994
Posted By amber913
We recently took in a cat who's around a year...

We recently took in a cat who's around a year old.  She's what i call a "kid cat".  She lets the kids do what they want: pet her, carry her around, wrap her in blankets, etc.  She doesn't care at...
Forum: Natural Body Care   11-23-2010, 01:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,326
Posted By amber913
I've always had acne-prone skin and now that i'm...

I've always had acne-prone skin and now that i'm in the 30's, nothing's changed.  My skin is only more sensitive (ie. dry and flaky if i use soap/cleanser but oily all the rest of the time).  Last...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   11-23-2010, 01:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,601
Posted By amber913
DH is omni, the kids and i are vegetarian (inc....

DH is omni, the kids and i are vegetarian (inc. eggs and milk).  DS is 6 and wants to start eating meat.  I've given him all the speeches about animals being our friends, not food, and how animals...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-23-2010, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By amber913
3.5yo dd poops boulders.  She's rarely had...

3.5yo dd poops boulders.  She's rarely had trouble passing them until now.  I did a little research and found that milk can be the culprit AND that she's drinking 3x what she should be.  She...
Forum: Pets   11-08-2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 536
Posted By amber913
I recently took in a cat, who was a joyful...

I recently took in a cat, who was a joyful little thing. I had to keep her in my garage until i could get her to the vet (the next day) b/c i already have cats in the house. She got really quiet and...
Forum: Pets   11-08-2010, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 326
Posted By amber913
I'll be honest, i'm against getting rid of pets...

I'll be honest, i'm against getting rid of pets in all but extreme situations, but certainly, if you have a home picked out which could be a better place for her, i see no reason not to try it out....
Forum: Pets   11-08-2010, 11:01 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,073
Posted By amber913
We have a 3-mo Rottweiler, female, named Storm...

We have a 3-mo Rottweiler, female, named Storm (so named b/c her predecessor, our beloved female Rottie, Autumn, was put down on a day of a ginormous storm, so it's a way to tie the two together--as...
Forum: Natural Body Care   11-07-2010, 11:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By amber913
Size: At least the size of, say, your hand. I...

Size: At least the size of, say, your hand. I accidentally cut mine too small, so i just use a bunch, which you certainly do if you have plenty.

Staining: I don't think they'll stain. Some of...
Forum: Pets   11-04-2010, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By amber913
I like the idea of the newspaper pellets b/c...

I like the idea of the newspaper pellets b/c it's recycled, but you're right--not sure what to do with the used pellets/dust.

I just wanted to add something--if you like feline pine, what about...
Forum: Natural Body Care   08-18-2010, 10:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 427
Posted By amber913
I had dandruff through my 20's until i went to...

I had dandruff through my 20's until i went to cosmetology school and started using professional products. Since it sounds like you're not interested (uninspired, you said...
Forum: Pets   08-18-2010, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By amber913
Thank you! Yes, we'll be raising a Rottie for...

Thank you! Yes, we'll be raising a Rottie for this, so i'll have to deal with both her strong head and her intelligence--should be a bumpy ride!
Forum: Pets   08-18-2010, 10:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 237
Posted By amber913
I'm the one who posted about help for my...

I'm the one who posted about help for my newly-diagnosed cat and just wanted to say that the vet told me that the pancreas can sometimes heal itself and we may be able to go off the insulin...
Forum: Pets   08-18-2010, 10:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 572
Posted By amber913
A simple washing should do the trick--especially...

A simple washing should do the trick--especially w/ a vinegar rinse. If you can't fit it in the washing machine, hang it from a tree or wash line and hose it down, spray some soap on it and hose it...
Forum: Pets   08-17-2010, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By amber913
We're about to get a puppy, and since the kids...

We're about to get a puppy, and since the kids are starting school, i thought i'd have enough time, this time around, to train her to be a therapy dog. Thing is, i know no one who does this/has done...
Forum: Pets   08-16-2010, 04:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By amber913
I'm an idiot. I called the vet to see if there...

I'm an idiot. I called the vet to see if there was a way to make this more financially possible, and they informed me that one vial of insulin is supposed to last several months, not 25 days....
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